Hot World Cup Players from Italy


Italy is known as one of the top teams in international football and the second most successful national team in the history of the World Cup, winning four titles (1934, 1938, 1982, and 2006). The team is also notable for its handsome players including Gianluca Zambrotta, Fabio Cannavaro, Gianluigi Buffon, Gennaro Gattuso, and Salvatore Bocchetti.


Gianluca Zambrotta plays as a full-back defender for Serie A club Milan and Italian National Team. He is capable of playing in multiple positions, earning a place in the 23 man 2006 World Cup All-Star squad.


Gianluca Zambrotta currently plays for Serie A club Milan.



Fabio Cannavaro is currently the captain of the Italian national team. He is the most capped Italy player of all time with 134 caps. He was voted “sexiest player” of the 2006 World Cup and awarded the FIFA World Player of the Year Award (’06).



Salvatore Bocchetti, who plays as a defender for Serie A club Genoa, received his first call up to the senior Italy squad for two World Cup Qualifiers matches.


Defender Salvatore Bocchetti



Gennaro Gattuso, who plays for Serie A club Milan, is a hard tackling defensive midfielder. He recently announced that he would retire from international duty after the 2010 World Cup.


Gennaro Gattuso is widely regarded as one of the most aggressive players.



Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is considered as one of the most dominant and successful goalkeepers in recent history and declared to be one of 125 greatest living footballers in the world.


Gianluigi Buffon has also been named the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year a record nine times.



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